Ohio State QB underwent surgery, should play vs. Wisconsin, report says

Ohio State QB underwent surgery, should play vs. Wisconsin, report says

Ohio State QB underwent surgery, should play vs. Wisconsin, report says

Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett underwent arthroscopic knee surgery after leaving Saturday's game vs. Michigan, a source with knowledge of the situation confirmed to The Blade.

Barrett left last weekend's win at MI in the third quarter when the knee "locked up" on him, he said. He has experienced issues with the knee all season and the situation became worse when it was injured before and during last Saturday's 31-20 victory over MI.

Barrett, who was injured by a cameraman on the Buckeyes' sideline against MI last week, played until the third quarter before he said the injury "locked up" and forced him to leave the game. Barrett was warming up behind the team bench before taking the field for Ohio State's first offensive series when he was bumped and went to the ground. Barrett's knee twisted and he fell to the turf.

"He's been cleared to play", Meyer said.

But late in the third quarter, the knee again twisted while he was being tackled and Barrett departed the contest.

Should Barrett's injury hinder his production, Meyer would rely on redshirt freshman Dwayne Haskins, who completed 6 of 7 pass attempts for 94 yards and rushed for 24 yards while helping lead Ohio State to a comeback win against the Wolverines.

Barrett has passed for 2,728 yards and 33 touchdowns against seven interceptions this season.

Barrett played until a third-quarter run ended with another awkward twist that forced the three-time Big Ten Quarterback of the Year to miss the remainder of the 31-20 Ohio State win.

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